(Proverbs 6:21 KJV) Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
Why would we need to “continually” (8548) “bind” (7194) God’s words to our inner being? It would seem that some things, once done, would not need to be repeated. I am thankful that I only had to go through puberty once. On the other side, how many times did I knock my head on the garage door after I got my bifocals? How much pain was necessary before I learned to duck.
In the same way our inner being can be a slippery customer. Our hearts seem to have a short memory. Things need to be repeated, again and again. That is why the same lessons are repeated throughout the Bible. It is why Proverbs has themes that come up repeatedly. We need to tie God’s words to our hearts and keep checking the knots.
So? It is a living relationship with a living God and in order to not strangle us there needs to be stretch and wiggle room. Stay alert to make sure things are in place. Just a friendly warning about a serious need.